Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 743 [2019-00403]

Download as PDF 743 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–00388 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–82–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB No.: 0970–0482] Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Application for Grants to States Title: State Access and Visitation Grant Application. Description: The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) created the ‘‘Grants to States for Access and Visitation’’ program (AV grant program). Funding for the program began in FY 1997 with a capped, annual entitlement of $10 million. The statutory goal of the program is to provide funds to states that will enable them to provide services for the purpose of increasing noncustodial parent (NCP) access to and visitation with their children. State governors decide which state entity will be responsible for implementing the AV grant program in addition to determining who will be served, what services will be provided, and whether the services will be statewide or in local jurisdictions. The statute specifies certain activities which may be funded including: Voluntary and mandatory mediation, counseling, education, the development of parenting plans, supervised visitation, and the development of guidelines for visitation and alternative custody arrangements. Even though OCSE manages this program, the funding for the AV grant is separate from funding for federal and state administration of the Child Support program. Section 469B(e)(3) of the Social Security Act (Pub. L. 104–193) requires that each state receiving an AV grant award shall monitor, evaluate and report on such programs in accordance with regulations. Additionally, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, states that there is an application requirement for Grants to States for Access and Visitation Programs (93.597). The application process assists OCSE in complying with this requirement and emphasizes program efficiency, coordination of services, building support for parenting time services, and ensuring the safety of parents and children. Specifically, the application require states to submit a detailed program plan, indicating how they anticipate spending their funds within the program statue and regulations. The applications cover three fiscal years and any changes made to the plan during the three year period will require a notification of change to OCSE. OCSE will review the applications to ensure that planned services meet the requirements laid out in Section 469B(e)(3) of the Social Security Act (Pub. L. 104–193). This review will include monitoring of program compliance and the safe delivery of services. In addition to monitoring, the report will also assist in OCSE’s ability to provide technical assistance to states that request assistance. Respondents: Recipients of the Access & Visitation Grant (54 states and territories). amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per responses Total burden hours Fillable Word document ................................................................................... 54 1 10 540 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 540. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: ACF VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–00403 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–41–P E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[OMB No.: 0970-0482]


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects: Application for Grants to States

    Title: State Access and Visitation Grant Application.
    Description: The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) created the ``Grants to States for 
Access and Visitation'' program (AV grant program). Funding for the 
program began in FY 1997 with a capped, annual entitlement of $10 
million. The statutory goal of the program is to provide funds to 
states that will enable them to provide services for the purpose of 
increasing noncustodial parent (NCP) access to and visitation with 
their children. State governors decide which state entity will be 
responsible for implementing the AV grant program in addition to 
determining who will be served, what services will be provided, and 
whether the services will be statewide or in local jurisdictions. The 
statute specifies certain activities which may be funded including: 
Voluntary and mandatory mediation, counseling, education, the 
development of parenting plans, supervised visitation, and the 
development of guidelines for visitation and alternative custody 
arrangements. Even though OCSE manages this program, the funding for 
the AV grant is separate from funding for federal and state 
administration of the Child Support program.
    Section 469B(e)(3) of the Social Security Act (Pub. L. 104-193) 
requires that each state receiving an AV grant award shall monitor, 
evaluate and report on such programs in accordance with regulations. 
Additionally, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, states that 
there is an application requirement for Grants to States for Access and 
Visitation Programs (93.597). The application process assists OCSE in 
complying with this requirement and emphasizes program efficiency, 
coordination of services, building support for parenting time services, 
and ensuring the safety of parents and children.
    Specifically, the application require states to submit a detailed 
program plan, indicating how they anticipate spending their funds 
within the program statue and regulations. The applications cover three 
fiscal years and any changes made to the plan during the three year 
period will require a notification of change to OCSE.
    OCSE will review the applications to ensure that planned services 
meet the requirements laid out in Section 469B(e)(3) of the Social 
Security Act (Pub. L. 104-193). This review will include monitoring of 
program compliance and the safe delivery of services. In addition to 
monitoring, the report will also assist in OCSE's ability to provide 
technical assistance to states that request assistance.
    Respondents: Recipients of the Access & Visitation Grant (54 states 
and territories).

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent       responses          hours
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Fillable Word document......................              54                1               10              540
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 540.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 
20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: 
infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-00403 Filed 1-30-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-41-P